$3 Billion To Kill Unborn Children

November 4, 2007

From Dr. Rick Scarborough and Vision America.

“Please read this important announcement regarding Texas–and forward
to anyone you know who shares our values and who can vote in Texas.

http://www.visionamerica.us/site/R?i=IIijT6-bfQyOTkRTk3yljg..

I have lived in Texas my whole life, and I was discouraged to learn
that our state leaders are advancing an amendment to the state
constitution that will provide $3 billion for cancer research, with no
prohibitions that would prevent embryonic stem cell research–other
than their verbal assurances that it will not happen. History has
tragically proven, when it comes to evil, verbal assurances are never
enough.

We must rally citizens of Texas who honor the sanctity of life to vote
NO on Prop 15 next Tuesday. This means an all out effort as few people
even realize there is a vote being held next week, and I assure you
those who will be receiving the $3,000,000,000.00 will certainly
mobilize their troops to ratify the proposal.

I have many friends who are ardently pro-life in the Texas
legislature. I am surprised they have allowed Prop. 15 to proceed this
far without inserting safeguards to protect innocent life.

I am all for research for cancer cures and in fact would favor Texas
being the first state to assist in researching cures using adult stem
cell lines. But I will never favor the use of embryos for such
research. God values every life regardless of how young. And this
nation was founded upon the conviction, “…that all men are
CREATED…..and endowed by their CREATOR….”

Prop 15 is a bad idea. We must not let it pass. Together, we can send
a strong message to our leaders and our nation that in Texas we
don’t mess with innocent human life!

If you live in Texas, join me in voting AGAINST Proposition 15 on
Tuesday.”


Church in Dallas refuses to bow down to homosexual pressure

August 15, 2007

From the American Family Association. 

There is a battle taking place in Dallas. It is a battle trying to force a church to lower their Scriptural standards to meet homosexual demands.When High Point Church refused to allow their building to be used in a memorial service celebrating homosexuality, the homosexuals became very upset and started a campaign of harassment and public ridicule aimed at High Point.

If those pushing the homosexual agenda get their “hate crimes” bill passed into law, this is only a sample of what churches, pastors and Christians can expect.

Click here to read the news article about this situation.

Click here to read the church’s statement regarding their refusal to bow down to the homosexual demands.

Take Action

Sign the petition of support for Pastor Gary Simons and members of High Point Church thanking them for taking a stand for Biblical standards and refusing to bow down to activist homosexuals.

 

Click here to sign the Petition of Support


Frisco RoughRiders: Faith Night

August 8, 2007

For a terrific family event I highly recommend attending the upcoming Faith Night at the Frisco RoughRider’s ballpark in Frisco, Texas.

“On August 12, the Frisco RoughRiders and Dallas Baptist University will bring to you Faith Night featuring Hawk Nelson and the Veggie Tales. The pre game concert will begin at 4:00pm with the Frisco RoughRiders vs. Wichita Wranglers baseball game immediately to follow. Tickets are available online (below) or by calling (972) 731-9200.”

To find out more click here.


No worries for Cowboys at safety: Williams shrugs off criticism, says he’ll play with more joy

August 8, 2007

According to an article in the local newspaper, the Dallas Cowboys’ superstar safety will be playing with more joy and peace and less stress and pressure this season. What is the reason for this? Williams’ renewed life in the Lord.

From Calvin Watkins and the Dallas Morning News.

“Roy Williams said he’s going to play with more joy this season.

There will be no more haggling over his play at strong safety, no more worries about the media and fan criticism.

Williams is at peace with himself and his team as the season starts.

“He’s more focused and more determined,” secondary coach Todd Bowles said. “I don’t know what he does in his personal life, but he does seem to have a lot more peace in his life right now. At times last year, maybe he didn’t and it looked like he had a lot of things on his mind that he didn’t share. But this year, he has a clear conscience and has his mind on football.”

For as much as inside linebacker Bradie James is the heart and soul of the Cowboys defense, it is Williams who provides the edge.

Last season, he couldn’t provide it consistently. The Cowboys’ 3-4 defensive scheme kept Williams far from the line of scrimmage.

Williams didn’t register a sack for the second time in three seasons. He also had two tackles for loss, tying a career low. And for the first time in his career, he didn’t force a fumble. What Williams did was register 17 pass breakups, a career high.

Williams had to help rookie Patrick Watkins, who started at free safety, especially on long pass plays.

It led to a belief in the media that Williams was poor in pass coverage.

“I forgive you,” Williams said of the media criticism.

It’s that criticism that pushed Williams to spend more time with the fans. After almost every practice here in training camp, Williams is signing autographs. He walks toward the end zone and grabs pens and Sharpies and signs footballs, helmets, jerseys and posters.

Last week, after one practice, Williams left a golf cart where he was in the middle of a phone conversation and started playing two-hand touch with some kids on the field. He became the quarterback and started diagramming plays.

“I just want to tell as many fans as possible, don’t believe that I’m a bad guy,” Williams said.”

To read more click here.


Irvin apologizes for dropping ball

August 7, 2007

In case you missed it this past weekend Michael Irvin gave a very emotional speech during his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  It appears Michael has found God and turned his life around. It is never too late. I wish him well.

From Rick Gosselin and the Dallas Morning News.

“Michael Irvin was often Superman on the football field for the Cowboys.

But Irvin exposed himself as very human – and very fallible – in the greatest moment of his athletic career Saturday night, his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

After touching on his successes on the football field, Irvin dwelled on his failures as a person, as a husband and a father. He spoke directly to his wife, Sandi, and his two sons, Michael and Elijah, in cathartic moments viewed by a Cowboy-friendly crowd of 12,787 at Fawcett Stadium and a national television audience.

“There’s a lot of kidding that goes on up there on the stage,” said Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who sat behind the podium with the other presenters, enshrinees and visiting Hall of Famers. “But when Michael was talking, you could hear a pin drop.”

For good reason. Irvin talked about failing his wife and two sons. He talked about marriage being “for better or for worse” and apologized to Sandi for giving her far too much of the “for worse.”

“But through it all, I experienced the depth of your love, and I thank God for you,” said Irvin directly to his wife, his eyes welling. “I love the mother you are, the wife that you are. I love the way you take care of our family. I thank you … for keeping our family together.”

Irvin finally broke down in tears 21 minutes into his 26-minute speech when he talked about failing his sons.

“I tell you guys to always do the right thing so you can be a better role model than your dad,” said Irvin to Michael and Elijah, who were both wearing No. 88 T-shirts honoring their father.

Irvin regained his composure after the ceremony but continued to cling to the emotional chord of his evening.

“It was real,” he said. “I thought I needed to share all that has gone on in my life. I wanted to let people know where I am, what I think about and the things that I go through.

“People think, ‘You did all this stuff and you still made the Hall.’ They think, like, I got away with something. I didn’t get away with anything. It haunts me. It haunts me all the time. I worry about it reaching my boys. I’m afraid of them ever Googling me and reading about it. It’s something I live with every day.”

Google would provide his sons information about the parties, the women and the drugs of their father’s turbulent past. But that’s a chapter he has already left behind in life – in large part because of the spiritual guidance of Bishop T.D. Jakes, the first person Irvin thanked in his speech.”

To read more click here.


Moment of silence begins court battle

August 7, 2007

Another secular humanist trying to expunge religious freedom.  From Katherine Leal Unmuth and the Dallas Morning News.

“Among many parents at Rosemeade Elementary, he is viewed as a nuisance.

But David Wallace Croft says he is fighting against the influence of “Judeo-Christian monotheism.”

He defines himself as an atheist, an “optihumanist” and a Libertarian. Over the past several years, he has fought any signs of religion at the Carrollton school his three children attend.

He complained about Boy Scout rallies held during school, fliers sent home about Good News Bible Club meetings and the inclusion of “Silent Night” and a Hanukkah song in holiday concerts.

The rallies and fliers stopped, and in some cases the songs were removed or altered, angering other parents.

Mr. Croft, 39, often stopped by the campus looking for violations. He took photos as evidence of “In God We Trust” posters hanging on the wall and complained about a teacher wearing an Abilene Christian University shirt.

His largest fight to date is set to play out in federal district court in Dallas today. He and his wife, Shannon, are suing Gov. Rick Perry and the Carrollton-Farmers Branch school district, arguing that the state’s minute of silence, in effect since 2003, is unconstitutional and amounts to state-sanctioned school prayer.

The lawsuit says a Rosemeade teacher told Mr. Croft’s son that the minute of silence held each morning was specifically for prayer. She then bowed her head, clasped her hands and began to pray.

“Moment of silence bills have been popping up in additional states,” Mr. Croft wrote on his blog. “To have millions of public school children waste a minute of education each day for a practice that has no secular purpose seems to me like a great sin.”

To read more click here.


Gov. Perry Holds Bible Bill and Pro-Marriage Bill Signing Ceremony

July 12, 2007

From Free Market. Some good news for those of us in Texas. Please write the Governor to let him know you appreciate his efforts.

“Yesterday, Gov. Perry held a ceremony signing two key bills relevant to religious freedom and strengthening families into law. The Gov. expressed support for HB 1287, which promotes Bible curriculum classes in public schools, and HB 2685, which waives the marriage license fee for any couple who attends a pre-marital education course. More than 312 school districts across the nation offered a Bible course in 2005-2006. HB 1287, authored by Rep. Warren Chisum, will require all Texas school districts to offer such a course as an elective. HB 2685, a measure intended to promote the sanctity of marriage and combat a large divorce rate, changes the current law by doubling the marriage license fee from $30 to $60. This fee is altogether waived if a couple commits to at least 8 hours of pre-marital counseling. Free Market Foundation’s Director of Legislative Affairs, Jonathan Saenz, attended the ceremony and thanked the Governor for his support of these important values. CLICK HERE to see pictures of the ceremony.”